Health & Resilience

Improving resilience in under-resourced communities with climate adaptation technologies


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Aerial view of MASS Design's Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA); building shaped like an infinity symbol surrounded by rural land.

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The opportunity for resilience

As the global population grows, so does the need for critical, life-sustaining systems and infrastructure. Our Health & Resilience investments catalyze innovations that strengthen and connect communities while bolstering resilience, protecting natural resources, improving health outcomes, and advancing economic opportunity.

Investment focus sectors

We invest across five sectors where Autodesk's expertise in architecture, engineering, construction, and design and manufacturing can accelerate scale and growth.

AgTech

Ensure sustainable, reliable access to healthy and affordable food globally

 

Energy access

Power business, healthcare, and life-sustaining infrastructure with clean energy

 

WASH innovation

Ensure access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for improved quality of life

 

Built environment

Accelerate the development of affordable housing and reliable infrastructure

 

Intermediaries

Support catalytic funding to accelerate life-improving innovations

 

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Our portfolio

Our Health & Resilience portfolio of nonprofits, startups, and intermediary funders primarily focuses on regions most vulnerable to climate change, including Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and South America. In addition to capital, our portfolio has access to Autodesk resources through in-kind support, including technology, training, pro bono consulting, storytelling, and networks.

Portfolio impact

Through our impact measurement and management practice, we evaluate the impact of our Health & Resilience portfolio based on outcomes related to environmental protection, community health and well-being, and economic advancement as measures of increased resilience.

FY23

74.7 million

individuals directly impacted (cumulative)


2.2 million

metric tons CO2e of GHG emissions reduced (annual)


26,100

people who accessed training (annual)


5,900

people obtained new or improved jobs (annual)



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These impact metrics rely on data aggregated and sourced from financial reports, annual reports, organizational key performance indicators, and self-reported data from the Autodesk Foundation portfolio. Read the impact report for more details. 

Impact in action

Explore the ways our Health & Resilience portfolio fosters health and enhances community resilience through technological innovation.

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Bridges to Prosperity

Connecting communities

Since joining our Health & Resilience portfolio in 2020, B2P has utilized Autodesk in-kind support, including software, technical training, and pro bono consultants to build 500+ rural footbridges globally.

 


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Build Health International

Building equitable infrastructure

Build Health International designs, builds, and equips high-quality sustainable healthcare facilities in under-resourced communities using Autodesk software solutions.

 


Image courtesy of Miguel Vasquez, Build Health International

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MASS Design Group

Building with purpose

The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is a MASS Design Group project that embodies principles of conservation and sustainability in all aspects of its design, construction, and operation.


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The change we’re accelerating

Learn more about the role of risk-tolerant, patient capital in creating a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.

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